Aircraft Viewing Area's | Melbourne
A fabulous free activity is plane spotting, watching planes land and take off on the outskirts of Melbourne airport (aka Tullamarine airport).
There are various locations around the airport where aircraft can be observed and photographed.
So, pack the car with cushions, blankets and a picnic basket, get comfy at one of the locations below.
You'll be seeing (and hearing!) aeroplanes taking off from and landing at Tullamarine airport.
Directly overhead, so close you can almost touch them, are planes of all sorts taking off and landing only a few minutes apart. A380s, 747s, A350s, and even occasionally the next-gen 737-800s.
Tullamarine Airport Aircraft Viewing Areas
The designated parking and viewing areas are clearly marked with signs and are easy to get to.
Operations Road - several spots, follow the signs
Woodlands Historic Park - Oaklands Road, Greenvale
Uniting Church - Wildwood Rd, Sunbury
QANTAS Jet Base - 7 York St, Airport West
Melbourne Airport Golf Course - Operations Road
DFO carpark - 100 Bulla Rd, Essendon (Essendon Airport)
Dagonet St, Strathmore (Kerrigan House - The Castle)
When Landing / Take Off
Take the guesswork out by going to the airport website and either going to the Arrivals/Departures page or download the APP
* SPOTTERS MUST LOOK ELSEWHERE
Planespotters at Tullamarine will be shut-out of their most popular viewing spot as the site shuts down for construction works.
The Sunbury Rd area is the most popular location for enthusiasts to watch takeoffs and landings, but the site will be closed to the public over the next 18 months (aprox June 2021) as it becomes a staging area for workers building a new solar farm nearby.
Melbourne Airport spokesman Grant Smith said spotters would still have access to viewing areas to the west and south of the airfield.
"Understandably this will be pretty disappointing for the local aircraft spotters community," he said.
"We will be talking to people affected by the closure over the coming weeks as we start planning for what a future viewing area might look like. As a starting point, we will be sending out a survey in the next fortnight to start the groundwork on that engagement."
The Herald Sun Digital Edition: SPOTTERS MUST LOOK ELSEWHERE
This article is from the November 28, 2019 issue of The Herald Sun Digital Edition
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